Jul 24 – 30, 2016
Highfield Campus, University of Southampton
Europe/London timezone

Simulating low dimensional QCD on Lefschetz thimbles

Jul 27, 2016, 9:00 AM
Building 32 Room 1015 (Highfield Campus, University of Southampton)

Building 32 Room 1015

Highfield Campus, University of Southampton

Talk Nonzero Temperature and Density Nonzero Temperature and Density


Dr Christian Schmidt (Universitaet Bielefeld)


Non-perturbative lattice QCD calculations at non-vanishing baryon number density are hampered by the sign problem. The path integral becomes highly oscillating and standard Monte Carlo techniques seize working. One possible solution is the Lefschetz thimble approach. It requires a deformation of the original integration domain into a manifold embedded in complex space. For properly chosen integration manifolds (``thimbles'') the sign problem is drastically alleviated. For some bosonic and fermionic models this approach has been shown to work. In this talk we will discuss aspects of the thimble discretization of low dimensional QCD.

Primary author

Dr Christian Schmidt (Universitaet Bielefeld)

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